Dermal Therapies Include IPL Photofacial Treatments

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Everyone is unique. That is why dermal therapy services cover a number offerings. These services include the following treatments:

  • Intense pulsed light (IPL) hair reduction
  • IPL photo skin rejuvenation
  • Electrolysis removal of hair and diathermy
  • Microhydrabrasion
  • Skin tightening using radiofrequency technology
  • Fat cavitation using ultrasound
  • Chemical peels

IPL Photo Rejuvenation

One of the innovative treatments that is often used today is intense pulse light, or IPL. This non-invasive and non-surgical therapy removes unwanted hair and is used to treat various skin conditions. One of the procedures that is popular among women who want to improve their skin is photo rejuvenation.

How IPL Skin Treatments Help

IPL treatments for skin rejuvenation are used for the following reasons:

  • To lighten or remove sun spots—also called age spots—from the chest, neck, face, or hands.
  • To reduce the look and redness of rosacea.
  • To eliminate the look of dilated or broken blood vessels on the facial area, chest, or
  • To improve the texture of the skin by stimulating the production of collagen.
  • To minimise the size of pores by reducing oiliness.

When this process is performed properly, it takes approximately four treatments to be completed, with each session being scheduled every four to six weeks. This type of IPL treatment is also called a photofacial.

How the IPL Process Works

If you have broken blood vessels, freckles, rosacea, or age spots, the IPL light used for treatment is represented by various sizes of waves. These waves are directed at either the melanin, or brown pigment, in sunspots or freckles, or at the red blood cells in the blood vessels. The light, which is conveyed through the skin, is absorbed at the site. When this happens, the spots or freckles disappear and the blood vessels become less noticeable.

Is IPL Photofacial Therapy Painful?

When you undergo this type of dermal therapy in Perth,   you may experience a bit of discomfort. You will usually notice the most discomfort during the first session. As the therapy evolves and your skin improves, the treatments will become more comfortable. Each treatment session takes 30 to 90 minutes, depending on the site that is being treated.

What Happens after the Treatment: Some of the Side Effects

If you have veins being treated with IPL, the skin will appear slightly red after the therapy. Cosmetics may be applied after the session. However, you should use a soft approach when applying or removing makeup. In some rare instances, bruising may result, which resolves itself after about two weeks.

When sunspots or freckles are treated, they usually will look darker for up to a week. Crusting, which may appear, lasts no longer than ten days. Lesions normally resolve after 30 days. Clearing sunspots takes approximately three to five treatments overall.